Hillsdale (Caltrain station)

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Hillsdale Station
Commuter rail
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Looking north at Hillsdale Station, November 10, 2012
Station statistics
Address 3333 El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
Coordinates 37°32′16″N 122°17′51″W / 37.53778°N 122.29750°W / 37.53778; -122.29750Coordinates: 37°32′16″N 122°17′51″W / 37.53778°N 122.29750°W / 37.53778; -122.29750
Line(s) Caltrain
  Local service
  Limited-stop service
Connections AC Transit: M
Samtrans: 54, 250, 251, 262, 292, 294, 295, 390, 391, 397
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Fare zone Fare Zone 2
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 2,555 per weekday[1] Increase 10.3%
Services
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Local service
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Limited-stop service
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Baby Bullet
Pattern A

Hillsdale Station is one of three Caltrain stations in San Mateo, California. The station is next to the (now demolished) Bay Meadows Racetrack and close to the Hillsdale Shopping Center.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound Local service toward San Francisco (Hayward Park)
Limited-stop service toward San Francisco (Hayward Park)
Baby Bullet, Pattern A toward San Francisco (Millbrae)
Southbound Local service toward Gilroy (Belmont)
Limited-stop service toward Tamien, Gilroy during peak hours (Belmont)
Baby Bullet, Pattern A toward San Jose Diridon (Palo Alto)

Station amenities[edit]

  • Caltrain ticket machines
  • 8-Ride ticket validators
  • Market (Luke's Local)[2]

Transit connections[edit]

Hillsdale Station is well-connected by several Samtrans bus routes and one AC Transit Transbay Route, making it a hub for services to Foster City, Hillsborough, and San Mateo, with some routes extending north to San Francisco, south to Palo Alto Caltrain, east to Hayward BART (via San Mateo Bridge), and west to Half Moon Bay and Pacifica (weekdays only). This station also has bus service to and from San Francisco International Airport (on Routes 292 and 397).[3][4]

Hillsdale Station is also served by Samtrans' All Nighter Route 397, an all-night bus service connecting San Francisco, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, and the El Camino Real corridor between Millbrae and Palo Alto Caltrain via East Palo Alto.[4]

Bay Meadows station[edit]

Until December 20, 2005 the former Bay Meadows Racetrack had the now-closed Bay Meadows station, less than a half-mile (800 m) north of Hillsdale. When Hillsdale was renovated the platform was extended a few hundred feet to the north, eliminating the need for the separate station. Hillsdale is now the closest station to the former racetrack area.

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